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Sociology, B.A.


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Sociology and Anthropology   
615-904-8349
Angela Mertig, program coordinator
Angela.Mertig@mtsu.edu

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. It is an expanding field that addresses challenging issues such as family dynamics, inequality, patterns of behavior, and forces for social change and resistance. Sociologists’ research can be applied to virtually any aspect of social life, from crime to corporate downsizing.

Students must receive at least a C in each required course. Ideally students should take SOC 2980 , SOC 3040 , SOC 3050 , and SOC 3060  early in the academic program, but no later than the junior year and prior to enrolling in SOC 4980  which should be completed during the senior year. In consultation with the student’s advisor, the remaining 12 hours of electives may be organized into an emphasis. Possible emphases include, but are not limited to, social inequalities, deviance and social control, work and family, and health and aging.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Sociology, B.A., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 35 hours*
Foreign Language 6 hours
Approved Bachelor of Arts Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 20-23 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Science categories.

The following course required by the program meets General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (35 hours)


Foreign Language Requirement (6 hours)


  • Students must successfully complete 2010 and 2020 or any courses numbered above the 2000 level in a single foreign language.

Minor (15-18 hours)


  • Approved Bachelor of Arts minor

Electives or Additional Minor (20-23 hours)


Recommended Curriculum: Sociology


Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Junior


  • 3 credit hours *
  • Foreign language 6 credit hours
  • Minor courses 9 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours
  • SOC elective 3 credit hours
  • SOC guided electives 6 credit hours *

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 29 Hours


NOTE:


 *Required courses

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